An Ecclesiastical History of Ireland

An Ecclesiastical History of Ireland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...can be drawn on either side of the question. Adamnan give the title of king not only to Aidan, but likewise to his predecessor Conall. (See L. 1. c. 7.) It may be that, as Aidan was the most renowned of those early kings of British Scots, he was the only one supposed, by some persons, worthy of being mentioned as the first Irish king of Albany. (215) Keating amidst a heap of fables (B.I. p. 32.) concerning Scanlan says, that he was confined at a place called Dubh-Eagluis in Inishowen, and that the saint went to visit him there. Now Adamnan, who mentions the visit, (L. 1. c. 11.) expressly states, that it took place at Drumceat. Keating calls Scanlan king of Ossory; but it is evident from Adamnan (ib.) that Scanlan had not reigned before he became a prisoner. Besides, his father Colman, as Adamnan calls him, was still alive. (See above, Not. 4-9.) O'Donnel is more correct as to this point than Keating. He relates (L. 3. c. 2.) that the prince of Ossory, whom he calls Kinnfael, (probably a surname to Colman) being suspected by Aidus of some act of disobedience, gave up to him his son Scanlan as a hostage for one year, on condition of his being released at the end of it, and of other hostages being substituted for him. At the expiration of the year, Aidus refused to liberate Scanlan, and hence the necessity of St. Columba's application. (216 Adamnan L. 1. c. 11. O'Donnel and Keating have some foolish stories of how Scanlan was, in virtue of certain strange miracles, delivered, in spite of Aidus, from his confinement on the very night after Columba had applied for his liberation. To this and some other stuff, connected with said stories, it is sufficient to oppose the text of Adamnan. . xiv. Columba remained at Drumceat but for a short time....show more

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  • 9781236592279